Healthy Cooking with Kids | Kentucky Nutrition Education Program

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Cooking with Kids

Did you know?

  • Obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years, in part because Americans are depending on convenience foods that have more calories than nutrients.
  • American children may have shorter expected lifespans than their parents.
  • You can be overweight/obese and malnourished.
  • Learning how to eat right in childhood is important for creating a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.

The good news is that there is a simple way to help your kids eat healthy for a lifetime…simply cook with them.

  • The more families eat together, the healthier they eat.
  • Kids who eat with their families 3 or more times per week are less likely to be overweight and more likely to eat healthier foods and have better eating patterns
  • Kids who eat with their families are more likely to get better grades in school.
  • Cooking with your kids can help them get interested in trying healthy foods.

Ready to get started? Try these kid-friendly recipes and activities – they’ll love them!

Want more? Visit our Recipes or Chop Chop, the fun cooking magazine for families.

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